4/27/15: If you missed Elvis Costello’s fabulous performance last night at the Seattle’s Paramount (“they don’t build palaces like this anymore”), here’s my review from the Seattle Times. I’ve seen Elvis a lot, in many incarnations, but this was the best show I’ve ever seen him put on. I think part of that is
Elvis Costello appears in Seattle on April 26, 2015. Here’s a preview, and a report back on his first show from several decades ago. http://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/music/elvis-costello-makes-a-detour-to-seattle-concert-preview/
Saturday night’s Sonics’ show at Easy Street Records was a concert that I’m certain I will feel the afterglow of for some time to come. It was only later, after the concert had happened and I was talking to the band in Easy Street’s basement, that I realized the show as the same night
Here’s my review from today’s Seattle Times of this fascinating new science book. About sex! And drugs! And music! http://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/books/sex-drugs-rock-in-this-book-all-in-the-name-of-science/
In Sunday’s Seattle Times you’ll find my review of Robert Christgau’s new memoir. It’s a book that no only tells the history of his life, but also serves as a primer on rock criticism itself. And though you don’t give books letter grades in the Times, as Christgau has graded albums in his column
I’m honored that Seattle Metropolitan listed “Heavier Than Heaven” as one of the twenty books every Seattleite should read. I’m particularly honored to be on any list with Raymond Carver, Jack Kerouac, Thomas Pynchon, well, and a host of other incredible writers. http://www.seattlemet.com/arts-and-entertainment/articles/20-books-every-seattleite-should-read-april-2015
The Replacements return to Seattle next week — “Back by unpopular demand!” my favorite line from any gig poster, except the old Hank Williams one I have “If the good lord is willing and the creek don’t rise.” What’s your favorite show promo line? Here’s my preview of the Replacements from today’s Seattle Times.